We regret to report that vandalism continues to plague our park. A restroom window has been broken for the fourth time, and SFRPD Park Services has elected to board up the frame rather than incur another costly replacement. Further, an Eastside bench was uprooted from the asphalt walkway and thrown into the Children's Playground. Both the playground and sports courts are continuous targets of broken beer bottles and cans on a weekly basis. Recently, a dog was injured by broken glass as reported on NextDoor.
While SFRPD staff report these incidents to the Park Rangers, FOAPP forwards descriptions and photos to SFPD Northern Station and Supervisor Stefani's office. We have consistently requested that they calendar a joint meeting to address our concerns, review SFPD patrol schedules, and develop a strategy to apprehend the perpetrators. We expect to report a solution in our July newsletter.
Again, park users should be vigilant and can report incidences and hazardous conditions as follows:
• If witnessing vandalism in progress, call the SFPD non-emergency phone number: 415-553-0123
• If reporting evidence of vandalism, call San Francisco Park Rangers: 415-242 6390
• If reporting a physical safety issue or hazardous situation in the park, call 311
Thank you for your support in stemming this destructive and costly abuse of our park's resources.